THE Films of 2021
(Good Films Released This Year)
Shadow in the Cloud
Part “Memphis Belle” (1990)… Part “Locke” (2013)… Part “Sucker Punch” (2011)… This insane, adbsurd film somehow manages to pull it all together and makes for a relentlessly entertaining thrill ride and one of the best surprises in years. Chloë Grace Moretz is outstanding as the mysterious stowaway aboard a 1943 WWII bomber plane. Prepare yourself for utter cinematic lunacy… in the best way imaginable.
9.3 / 10
The White Tiger
The comparisons to “Slumdog Millionaire” will inevitably arise because the film is set in India, and it is about a poor young man on his journey to success. However, this film doesn’t reach those heights because it lacks emotion, and it doesn’t have the panache of Danny Boyle’s masterpiece. Nevertheless, it is a consistently interesting and entertaining story of a servant’s awakening to the real world.
8.1 / 10
Doug Liman takes full advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic and films a socially distanced story about a failing relationship and a small-time heist plot. The movie has a refreshing simplicity to it and the two central performances are impressive. Perhaps, it starts to come off the rails with the silliness toward the end. However, it is an easy watch.
7.2 / 10
(Forgettable Films in the Middle of the Pack)
(Movies That Just Didn’t Work on Any Level)
With “The Marksman”, Liam Neeson branches out and plays a bad-ass who takes on a gang of thugs in order to protect someone. You might as well call this film “Taken 8”. The lack of originality is so cynical, that they even directly lift the famous “he will find you and he will kill you” line… practically verbatim… while on the phone!!! This is an instantly forgettable movie with generic stereotype characters and a cloned plot that should embarrass Neeson and everyone involved.
2.2 / 10
The Worst of the year
(Hate-Filled Pieces of Crap)
Yes… There is a Section Lower than the Worst Movies of the Year!
I Present a List of Films That I Absolutely Refuse to Watch… (Because I am a Pretentious Film Snob).